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USDA - AMS: National Shipping Point Trends Report - Vegetables (2019-02-12)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - February 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC 12-FEBRUARY-2019   
TRENDS - VEGETABLES
WA_FV154

Provided by:  Specialty Crops Market News                               
              Federal - State Market News Service, USDA.


Unless otherwise stated, shipments, crossings or imports are for the 
weeks ending January 26, February 02, and 09, 2019 in that order in thousand 
hundredweight (cwt) or 100,000 pound units. Expected movement is for 
the period February 10-23, 2019. Prices are for Monday, February 11, 2019 
compared to Monday, February 04, 2019. Unless otherwise stated, sales are F.O.B. 
Shipping Point Basis (including Delivered Sales, F.O.B. Shipping Point Basis) 
or port of entry and extra services are included. Prices represent open (spot) 
market sales by first handlers on product of generally good quality and condition 
unless otherwise stated and may include promotional allowances or other incentives. 
No consideration is given to after-sale adjustments unless otherwise stated. 
Brokerage fees paid by shipper are included in the price reported.


    VEGETABLES
---ARTICHOKES
   SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN 
CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---Shipments 12-21-22, Crossings 2-2-2---
Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices 18-30s much 
lower, 36s lower, 12s slightly lower. Cartons Globe green 12-30s mostly 
12.55-14.55, 36s mostly 11.55-13.55; ORGANIC 12-30s 28.55. Quality 
variable.
---ASPARAGUS
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALEXICO, CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS ARIZONA-
--CROSSINGS 51-102-153--Movement expected to remain about the same. 
Trading moderate. Prices lower. 28 pound cartons/crates bunched 
Green standard mostly 32.75-34.75, large mostly 32.75-34.75 11 pound 
cartons/crates bunched green small 8.75-10.75, standard mostly 14.75, 
large mostly 14.75, jumbo mostly 20.75-22.75. Extra services included.
    PERU---Imports 9-3-**---Imports via air and boat. Movement expected to 
remain about the same. PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA.  Trading moderate. 
Prices lower.  11 pounds cartons bunched Green Jumbo open market supply in 
too few hands to quote, Extra Large supply in too few hands to quote, Large 
15.75-17.75, Standard 15.75-17.75, Small 13.00-14.00. 11 pounds cartons 
bunched White Standard 22.75-24.75, Large 22.75-24.75. Quality variable.  
**unavailable.
---BEANS
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 38-38-38---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices much lower. Includes 
palletizing and precooling. Bushel cartons/crates Round Green Type 
Handpicked mostly 16.35-18.35, Machine Picked mostly 12.35-12.85. Quality 
generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 26-30-28---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly 
slow. Prices much lower. 30 pound cartons Round Green type Handpicked 
12.95-14.95. Quality generally good.
    CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS---Imports 17*-5-**---Imports via boat from 
Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH 
FLORIDA. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 5 pounds cartons Haricot Vert French 
Type) 7.00-8.00. Quality variable.  *revised. **unavailable.
---BEETS
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---
Crossings 8-6-2---Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly 
slow, late moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 12s Red 
type mostly 10.45-12.00; ORGANIC Red type mostly 18.45-21.00, Gold type 
11.50-22.85. Quality generally good.
---BROCCOLI
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 114-79-86---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices higher. 20 pound 
cartons loose Crown Cut Short Trim mostly 12.00-14.00. Quality variable.
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 64-59-68---Movement expected about the 
same. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices bunched higher, 
Crown Cut much higher. Cartons bunched 14s mostly 9.35-10.65, 18s mostly 
9.85-11.15; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut mostly 10.45-12.65, Short 
Trim 11.45-13.65. ORGANIC bunched 14s mostly 10.45-13.50; 20 pound 
cartons loose Crown Cut 12.45-14.45. Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 32-
30-38---Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, 
late moderate. Prices slightly higher. Cartons bunched 14s mostly 9.05-
10.65; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut mostly 11.00-12.65, Short Trim 
mostly 12.00-13.65. ORGANIC cartons bunched 14s 10.95-16.85; 20 pound 
cartons loose Crown Cut mostly 14.95-16.85. Quality generally good.
   SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 30-30-22---Movement expected about 
the same. Trading early slow, late active. Prices higher. Cartons bunched 
14s mostly 8.00-9.00, 18s mostly 8.50-9.50; 20 pound cartons loose Crown 
Cut mostly 10.75-13.00, Short Trim 12.85-15.00. Quality generally good.
---BRUSSELS SPROUTS
   SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN 
CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS ARIZONA---Crossings 29-32*-39, Shipments 14-13-6-
--Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late 
moderate. Prices slightly lower. 25 pound cartons medium mostly 30.45-
32.95. Quality generally good. *revised
---CABBAGE
   NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 77-79-101---Movement 
expected to remain about the same. Trading active for Round Green and Red 
type and fairly active for Savoy type.  Prices Red generally unchanged, 
others lower. Precooling included. 50 pound cartons Round Green type 
medium mostly 18.00, large mostly 17.00. Red type medium mostly 28.00-
30.00, Savoy 1 3/4 bushel crates & 40 pound cartons medium 18.00. Quality 
generally good.
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Shipments AZ 32-47-46, CA 4-6-8, Crossings 10-8-8---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late active. 
Prices higher. 50 pound cartons medium Round Green type mostly 14.00-
14.50, Red type mostly 22.00-24.45. Quality generally good.
   LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS---Shipments 32-34*-26---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 50 
pound cartons Round Green type medium mostly 16.00, Red type medium 
mostly 28.00-28.50. Quality variable. Most present shipments from prior 
bookings and/or previous commitments. *revised
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 12-13-11---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices higher. 50 
pound cartons medium Round Green type 14.95-16.85, Red type 26.95. 
Quality generally good.   
   SAN ANTONIO-WINTERGARDEN DISTRICT, TEXAS---Shipments 6-11-1---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Green Types slightly 
lower, others generally unchanged. 50 pound cartons Round Green type 
medium mostly 16.00-17.00, Red type medium mostly 27.00. Quality 
variable. Harvest curtailed by rain and wet fields February 3-6.
---CARROTS
   KERN DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 200-196-204---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices jumbo slightly lower, others 
generally unchanged. 48 1-pound film bags in sacks medium-large 13.00-
15.85, 50 pound sacks loose jumbo mostly 14.00-16.00, 25 pound sacks 
loose jumbo mostly 7.00-8.00, carton 30 1-pound film bags Baby Peeled 
18.00-20.00. ORGANIC film bags in sacks medium-large 48 1-pound, 24 2-
pound and 10 5-pound 18.00-20.00; cartons Baby Peeled 24 1-pound and 12 
2-pound film bags mostly 19.50-20.00. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 51-43-43---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. 50 
pound sacks loose jumbo 7.00. Quality variable.  
   SOUTH GEORGIA---Shipments 5-16-14---Movement expected 
to increase slightly. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 
Sacks med-large 48-1 pound, 24-2 pound and 10-5 pound 
film bags 14.00-16.00; 50-pound cartons loose jumbo 
mostly 10.00-13.00. Quality generally good.
---CAULIFLOWER
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 72-79-64---Movement expected about the 
same. Trading very active. Prices much higher. Cartons film wrapped White 
12s mostly 23.55-24.75, 9s and 16s 23.55-24.75; ORGANIC White 12s mostly 
16.45-20.45. Quality generally good.
   SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 37-33-29---Movement expected about 
the same. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices much higher. 
Cartons film wrapped White 12s mostly 18.00-20.85. Quality generally 
good.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 27-28-21---
Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices much higher. 
Cartons filmed wrapped White 12s mostly 22.00-22.95, 9s mostly 20.95-
21.65; ORGANIC 12s 24.85. Quality generally good.
---CELERY
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 153-133-113---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late very active. 
Prices higher. Cartons 2-2 1/2 dozen mostly 41.45-42.85, 3 dozen mostly 
40.85-42.85; Hearts film bags 18s mostly 40.45-42.56. ORGANIC 2-2 1/2 
dozen 50.66-52.85; Hearts film bags 18s 42.85-50.66. Quality generally 
good.
   COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments AZ 90-80-
74, CA 22-30-29---Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading early 
fairly active, late very active. Prices higher. Cartons 2 dozen mostly 
40.55-42.65, 2 1/2-3 dozen mostly 41.45-42.65; Hearts film bags 18s 
mostly 39.55-41.65. ORGANIC 2-2 1/2 dozen mostly 35.45-40.45; Hearts 
filmbags 18s mostly 34.50-40.45. Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL VALLEY CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN 
CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS ARIZONA---Crossings 41-52*-37, Shipments 12-16-
10---Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late 
active. Prices higher. Cartons 2-2 1/2 dozen mostly 36.65-40.65, 3 dozen 
mostly 35.00-38.65; ORGANIC 2 1/2 dozen 37.65-48.50. Quality generally 
good. *revised
---CHINESE CABBAGE
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Crossings 8-4-5, Shipments AZ 2-2-2, CA Light---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 
Nappa 30 pound cartons mostly 14.35-16.50. Quality generally good.
---CORN
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 78-64-77---Movement expected to 
increase. Trading very active for fairly light supplies. Prices higher. 
Includes palletizing and precooling. Wire bound crates Yellow 4-4 1/2 
dozen 22.95. White 4-4 1/2 dozen 22.95, Bi- Color 4- 4 1/2 dozen 22.95. 
Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 54-53-46---
Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading early fairly active, 
late active. Prices Bi-Color higher, others much higher. Cartons 4-4 1/2 
dozen Yellow mostly 20.95, White 16.95-18.95, Bi-Color mostly 18.95. 
Quality variable.
---CUCUMBERS
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 278-237-274---
Movement expected about the same. Trading Persian and Long Seedless slow, 
others moderate. Prices Pickles generally unchanged, Persian and Long 
Seedless much lower, others higher. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 14.95-
16.95, fair quality 12.95-14.95, ordinary quality 8.95-10.95; small 8.95-
10.95, large mostly 14.95. Cartons 24s 5.95-6.95, 36s mostly 8.95. 
Pickles bushel and 40-45 pound plastic container 200-300s and 300-400s 
24.95-26.95, 150-200s 20.95-22.95. GREENHOUSE Long Seedless cartons film 
wrapped 12s medium 5.95-6.95, small 4.95-5.95; cartons irregular size 
fair quality 8.95-10.95. Persian 22 pound cartons small and small-medium 
mostly 12.95, medium 8.00-10.00. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 142-116-129---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Available 
supplies very light. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 14.95-16.95, fair 
quality mostly 8.95-10.95; large 14.95-16.95. Quality variable. Most 
present shipments from prior booking and/or previous commitments.
   CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS---Imports 56*-55-**---Imports via boat from 
Honduras.  Movement expected to remain about the same.  PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH 
FLORIDA.  Trading moderate. Prices higher. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium mostly 
14.00, fair quality 10.00-12.00, cartons 24s 6.00-7.00 Quality good.  
*revised.   **unavailable.
---EGGPLANT
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 49-48-42---
Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. 1 bushel, 1 
1/9 bushel and 1 1/6 bushel cartons wrapped 18s 8.95-10.95, 24s 7.95-
9.95. Quality variable.
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 9-7*-9---Movement expected to 
slightly increase. Trading fairly slow. Prices much lower. Includes 
palletizing and precooling. Medium are wrapped. 1 1/9 bushel cartons 
medium mostly 12.35-14.35, fair quality mostly 6.35-7.35. Quality 
generally good. *revised.
---ENDIVE-ESCAROLE
   SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 7-6-8---(Endive 3-2-3, Escarole 4-4-5)---
Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate for light 
supplies. Prices lower. Precooling included. Endive 1 1/9 bushel 
cartons/crates 18s (include some 14s and 16s) 12.95.  Carton 24s 14.95. 
Escarole 1 1/9 bushel cartons/ crates 18s (include some 14s and 16s) 
12.95. Carton 24s 14.95. Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Shipments ENDIVE AZ 0-1-1, CA Light---Movement of Endive 
expected about the same. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices 
slightly higher. Cartons 24s mostly 14.45-15.55. Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Shipments ESCAROLE AZ 1-0-0**, CA Light---Movement of 
Escarole expected about the same. Trading early slow, late moderate. 
Prices slightly higher. Cartons 24s mostly 23.00-24.55. Quality generally 
good. **less than 50,000 pounds
---GREENS
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Shipments AZ 8-10-12, CA 1-2-1, Crossings 14-12-10---
Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices slightly 
higher. Cartons bunched 24s Kale green mostly 26.45-28.55; ORGANIC green 
30.45-38.50, red 14.45-19.95, Lacinato (Tuscan) 14.45-20.95. Quality 
generally good.
   SOUTH GEORGIA---Shipments 11-12-12---Movement expected 
to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 
Cartons bunched 24s Collards 12.00-14.00, Kale supplies 
insufficient to quote, Mustard and Turnip Tops 10.00. 
Quality generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 4-4-3---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. Cartons bunched 
24s Kale green mostly 24.95. Quality generally good.
   LEXINGTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA---Shipments 05-04-02---Movement
expected to increase.  Trading light.  Prices Tuesday, Feburary 12, 
2019 compared to Tuesday, February 05, 2019 unchanged.  Cartons bunched 
Kale 24s Supplies insufficient to quote.  Cartons loose Turnip Tops 18.00
and Mustards 18.00. Various containers bunched Collard 6s Supplies insufficient 
to quote. Various containers loose Collard Supplies insufficient to quote.
Quality good.   
   EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA---Shipments 1-0-0---Movement expected to 
remain very light due to unseasonably cold temperatures.  Currently, no 
F.O.B. is being issued.
---LETTUCE, ICEBERG
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 374-394-394---Movement expected about the 
same. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices generally 
unchanged. Cartons 24s film lined mostly 7.45-8.75, 24s filmwrapped 
mostly 8.45-9.75, 30s filmwrapped mostly 7.45-8.50. ORGANIC 24s 
filmwrapped mostly 18.45-20.45, 12s filmwrapped 10.45-14.50. Quality 
variable.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 48-54-73---
Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly 
higher. Cartons 24s film lined mostly 8.00-9.95, 24s film wrapped mostly 
9.00-10.95. Quality generally good.
---LETTUCE, ROMAINE
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 351-393-354---Movement expected about the 
same. Trading 24s fairly active, Hearts fairly slow. Prices generally 
unchanged. Cartons 24s mostly 7.45-8.75; Hearts 12 3-count packages 
mostly 8.55-9.65, 48s film lined mostly 9.50-10.75. ORGANIC carton Hearts 
12 3-count packages 10.45-13.95. Quality variable.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 55-59-60---
Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally 
unchanged. Cartons 24s mostly 8.95-9.95; Hearts 12 3-count packages 
mostly 9.95-10.95, 48s film lined mostly 10.95-11.95. ORGANIC cartons 24s 
24.85. Quality generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 6-7-4---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 24s 
7.95. Quality generally good.
---LETTUCE, OTHER
---LETTUCE GREEN LEAF
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 44-50-56---Movement of Green Leaf expected 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 24s 
mostly 9.45-10.75. Quality variable.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 7-9-9---
Movement of Green Leaf expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 
slightly higher. Cartons 24s mostly 11.25-12.25, ORGANIC 24.85. Quality 
generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 1-1-1---Movement of Green Leaf 
expected about the same. Trading early slow, late fairly slow. Prices 
lower. Cartons 24s 7.95. Quality variable.
---LETTUCE, RED LEAF
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 9-11-10---Movement of Red Leaf expected 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 24s 
mostly 10.35-11.75. Quality variable.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 2-2-2---
Movement of Red Leaf expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 
slightly higher. Cartons 24s mostly 10.65-11.55, ORGANIC 18.85. Quality 
generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 1-1-0---Movement of Red Leaf 
expected to decrease as most shippers are done for the season. Supplies 
in too few hands to establish a market. Lighter shipments expected to 
continue through February. Quality variable. LAST REPORT
---LETTUCE, BOSTON
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 3-3-4---Movement of Boston expected about 
the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. Cartons 24s 10.35-
12.65. Quality variable.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 1-1-1---
Movement of Boston expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 
slightly lower. Cartons 24s mostly 11.25-12.95, ORGANIC 28.85. Quality 
generally good.
---MISCELLANEOUS ASIAN VEGETABLES
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Crossings 12-8-11, Shipments AZ 1-1-1, CA 1-1-0**---
Movement of Bok Choy expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 
crates slightly lower, cartons generally unchanged. Bok Choy WGA crates 
18.35-20.65, 30 pound cartons mostly 13.50-14.50. Quality generally good. 
**less than 50,000 pounds
---MISCELLANEOUS HERBS
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Crossings 18-15-19, Shipments AZ 12-13-11, CA 2-1-1---
Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Anise slightly 
lower, Cilantro generally unchanged. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly 
14.00-16.45, 30s mostly 12.45-14.50; ORGANIC 30s 16.45-24.50. Anise 
cartons 24s mostly 14.45-16.55; ORGANIC 12s 10.50-17.95. Quality 
generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 7-8-6---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. Cilantro cartons 
bunched 60s 10.00-14.00, 30s mostly 7.95-11.00. Quality variable.
   LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS---Shipments 6*-9*-6---Movement of 
Cilantro expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally 
unchanged. Cartons bunched 60s 14.85-16.85. Quality generally good. 
*corrected
---MISCELLANEOUS TROPICALS
   CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS---Imports 56*-50*-1---Imports from Costa 
Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Brazil. Movement expected to remain about the 
same. Ports of Entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices Chayote, 
higher; Ginger lower; others generally unchanged. Calabaza 50 pound sacks 
mostly 8.00-10.00; Chayote 40 pound cartons mostly 22.00-24.00; 20 pound 
cartons 11.00-12.00; Ginger Root 30 pound cartons from Costa Rica and 
Honduras mostly 20.00-23.00; Malanga 40 pound cartons Blanca (large) mostly 
39.00-42.00; Lila (large) mostly 40.00-43; Taro 40 pound cartons Eddoes 
mostly 22.00-25.00; 40 pound cartons Dasheen (Coco Islena) mostly 16.00-17.00; 
Yams (Name) 45 pound cartons Yellow mostly 49.00-52.00; 50 pound cartons 
White mostly 22.00-25.00; Yucca (Cassava) 37 pound cartons mostly 16.00-
17.00. Quality good.   *revised.   
    CARIBBEAN IMPORTS---Imports 3-2-**---Imports from the Dominican Republic. 
Movement expected to increase. PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA. Trading 
moderate. Prices slightly lower. Coconut 65-70 pound sacks 40s mostly 21.00-
24.00. Quality good.  **unavailable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---TOMATILLOS---Crossings 21-23-29---
Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally 
unchanged. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates mostly 11.00-13.00. Quality 
variable. 
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---TOMATILLOS---Crossings 15-
15-8---Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late 
slow. Prices slightly lower. 40 pound containers per pound mostly .20. 
Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---CHAYOTE---Crossing 5-5-9---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Available supplies light. 
Prices generally unchanged. 40 pound cartons 22.00-24.00. Quality 
variable. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous 
commitments. 
---OKRA
   CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS---Imports 10*-8-**--Imports via boat from 
Honduras. Movement expected to remain about the same. PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH 
FLORIDA.  Trading moderate. Prices lower. 1/2 bushel crates medium-large 
20.00-22.00; Indian type 20.00-22.00. Quality generally good. *revised.   
**unavailable.
---ONIONS, GREEN
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---
Crossings 79-73*-58---Movement expected about the same. Trading early 
fairly slow, late moderate. Prices slightly lower. Cartons bunched 48s 
medium mostly 22.65-24.95; ICELESS 4 film bags, 12 bunches per bag mostly 
22.45-24.45. ORGANIC cartons bunched 48s medium mostly 24.45-30.45. 
Quality and condition variable. *revised
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---
Shipments Light---Movement of Leeks expected about the same. Trading 
fairly slow. Prices slightly lower. Cartons 12s mostly 12.00-14.45, 
ORGANIC mostly 20.50-22.45. Quality and condition variable.
   LEXINGTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA---Shipments 01-02-02---Movement 
expected to gradually increase.  Trading very light.  Prices Tuesday 
February 12, 2019 compared to Tuesday, February 05, 2019 Supplies 
insufficient too quote.  Cartons/crates bunched 48s n/a.
Quality good.
---PARSLEY
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Crossings 5-4-5, Shipments AZ 2-2-2, CA 1-1-1---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 60s 
Curly and Plain mostly 9.00-11.35; ORGANIC bunched 30s Curly 15.85-18.85, 
Plain 15.85-20.95. Quality generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 5-5-4---Movement expected to 
decrease. Trading slow. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 60s Curly and Plain 
mostly 8.95-10.95. Quality generally good.
---PEAS, GREEN
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---
Crossings MX 6-4-6---Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. 
Prices lower. 10 pound cartons Decalyxed Snow Peas mostly 9.00-12.00, 
Sugar Snap Peas mostly 10.00-14.00. Quality variable.
    GUATEMALA IMPORTS---Imports 10-10*-**---Imports via boat and air From 
Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate.   
Prices lower. 10 pounds cartons Snow Peas mostly 6.00-7.00, Sugar Snap peas 
9.00-10.00. Quality variable.   *revised.  **unavailable.
---PEPPERS, BELL TYPE
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 282-273-263 
(Field Grown 230-236-223, Greenhouse 52-37-40)---Movement expected about 
the same. Trading Green and 15 pound Red fairly slow, others active. 
Prices Green much lower, 15 pound Red generally unchanged, others much 
higher. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo and extra large 12.95-14.95, 
large 10.95-12.95, medium 8.95-10.95, small 6.95-8.95; Place Pack extra 
large 14.95-16.95, large 12.95-14.95; irregular size fair quality Green 
mostly 10.95, Red mostly 10.95. 15 pound cartons Red extra large mostly 
6.95, large mostly 4.95-6.95. GREENHOUSE 11 pound cartons Red (supplies 
heavy) extra large 8.95-10.95, large mostly 8.95, Yellow and Orange extra 
large mostly 12.95, large 10.95-12.95. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 117-114-100---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices much higher. 
GREENHOUSE 11 pound cartons Red jumbo and extra large 6.00-8.25, large 
5.00-7.00; Yellow jumbo and extra large mostly 10.00-12.00, large mostly 
9.00-11.00; Orange jumbo and extra large mostly 9.00-11.00, large mostly 
8.00-10.00. Quality variable.    
    CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 43-51*-63---(Includes organic 1-
1-1)---Movement expected to slightly increase. Trading moderate. Prices 
much lower. Includes palletizing and precooling. 1 1/9 bushel cartons 
Jumbo and extra large mostly 16.35, large mostly 14.35, medium and 
irregular size fair quality mostly 12.35. Quality generally good. 
*revised.
---PEPPERS, OTHER
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 73-86-71---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Jalapeno lower, others 
generally unchanged. 1 1/9 bushel cartons and crates Anaheim mostly 
15.00-16.00, Jalapeno mostly 22.00-24.00, Serrano (supplies very light) 
mostly 35.00-38.00, Poblano mostly 10.00-12.00. 8 pound cartons Habanero 
orange mostly 18.00-20.00. Quality variable. 
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 68-81-64---
Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading moderate. Prices Yellow 
Chile higher, Poblano slightly higher, Serrano lower, others slightly 
lower. 1 1/9 bushel carton per pound large Anaheim mostly .50 Jalapeno 
mostly .65-.70, Poblano .45, Serrano mostly .85-.90, Yellow Chile mostly 
.75-.85. Quality variable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---MIXED MINI SWEET---
Crossings 26-22-20---Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading 
fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. GREENHOUSE and FIELD GROWN 
cartons 12 1-pound film bags 8.95-10.95, ORGANIC 10.95-14.95. Quality 
generally good.
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 3-4-6---Movement expected to 
slightly increase. Trading Jalapeno active at much lower prices, 
Cubanelles active. Prices Jalapeno much lower, Cubanelles generally 
unchanged. Includes palletizing and precooling. 1 1/9 bushel cartons 
Cubanelles mostly 26.35-28.35, Jalapeno mostly 30.35-32.35, Long Hot 
supplies insufficient to establish a market. Quality generally good. 
---RADISHES
   OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALIFORNIA AND 
SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---Crossings 22-17-19, Shipments 9-10-8---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late active. Prices 
higher. Cartons Red bunched 24s mostly 12.00-13.65, 48s mostly 15.00-
16.65. Quality variable.
   SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 7-2-7---Movement expected to remain about the 
same. Trading moderate for fairly light supplies. Prices higher. 
Precooling included. Carton topped 30-6 ounce film bags Red 12.45. Carton 
topped 14 1-pound film bags Red 12.95. 40 pound film bags topped Red 
22.95. Quality generally good.
---RHUBARB
   OREGON/WASHINGTON COAST---Shipments Very Light---Movement of 
Washington grown hothouse rhubarb expected about the same the current 
week of February 10 then increase the week of February 17 as additional 
growers begin the harvest. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to 
establish a market. Quality generally good. 
---SPINACH
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Shipments AZ 42-51-54, CA 8-9-9, Crossings 12-7-6---
Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices slightly 
lower. Cartons bunched Flat 24s mostly 10.45-12.55. Quality generally 
good.
---SQUASH
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 242-191-200---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly 
slow. Prices Yellow small generally unchanged, Grey much lower, others 
lower. 4/7 bushel cartons Zucchini (supplies heavy) small and small-
medium 3.95-5.95, medium 3.95-4.95; Yellow Straightneck small and small-
medium 8.95-10.95, medium 6.95-8.95; Grey small mostly 6.95-8.95, small-
medium 4.95-6.95, medium 3.95-5.95. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium-large 
Zucchini 2.95-4.95 and medium-large Yellow Straightneck 3.95-4.95. 
Quality variable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 88-72-62---
Movement expected about the same. Trading Acorn active, Spaghetti 
moderate, others fairly slow. Prices Acorn higher, Spaghetti generally 
unchanged, others lower. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Acorn (supplies very light) 
extra large and medium 16.95-18.95, large 18.95-20.95; Butternut extra 
large mostly 8.95, large mostly 10.95, medium mostly 8.95-9.95; Spaghetti 
extra large 8.95-10.95, large mostly 12.95, medium 10.95-12.95; Kabocha 
large and medium 8.95-10.95. Quality and condition variable.
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 25-22*-32---(includes Organic 2-
1-1) Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. 
Prices much lower. Includes palletizing and precooling. 1/2 bushel cartons 
Zucchini small mostly 6.35-8.35, medium mostly 4.35-6.35, Yellow 
Straightneck small mostly 10.35, medium mostly 8.35. Quality generally 
good. *revised. 
---SWEET POTATOES
   EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA---Shipments 126-119*-111---Movement expected 
to remain about the same.  Trading moderate.  Prices unchanged.  40 pound 
cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 15.00-17.00, U.S. No. 1 Petite 11.00-
14.00, U.S. No. 2 9.00-10.00, No Grade Marks jumbo 10.00-11.00.  
*revised.
   ATWATER, LIVINGSTON DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments   
24-19-32---Movement expected to decrease slightly. 
Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 40-pound cartons 
Orange and Red Types U.S. Number One 20.00-23.00, No 
Grade Marks medium 11.00-12.00, jumbo 12.00-15.00; White 
Types U.S. Number One mostly 30.00, No Grade Marks medium 
10.00-14.00, jumbo 10.00-14.00; Japanese Types U.S. 
Number One 26.00-30.00, No Grade Marks medium 27.00-30.00 
jumbo mostly 20.00-22.00; ORGANIC U.S. Number One Orange 
and Red Types 32.00-36.00, No Grade Marks medium 23.00-
25.00; White Types U.S. Number One 35.00-38.00 No Grade 
Marks medium 23.00-25.00, jumbo 20.00; Japanese Types 
U.S. Number One 40.00-42.00, No Grade Marks medium 38.00, 
jumbo 25.00. Quality generally good.      
   MISSISSIPPI---Shipments 19-19-20---Movement expected 
to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 
unchanged. 40-pound cartons Orange Types U.S. Number One 
18.00-20.00, U.S. Number Two 11.00-12.00 No Grade Marks 
jumbo mostly 11.00-12.00. Mostly Beauregard variety. 
Quality generally good. 
   LOUISIANA---Shipments 7-6-9---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 
unchanged. 40-pound cartons Orange Types U.S. Number One 
mostly 20.00, U.S. Number Two 11.00-13.00 and No Grade 
Marks jumbo 11.00-12.00. Quality generally good. 
---TOMATOES
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 175-134-199---Movement expected 
to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Extra services included. 
25 pound cartons loose Mature Greens 85% U.S. One or Better 5x6 size 9.95-
11.95, 6x6 size 9.95-11.95, 6x7 size 9.95-11.95. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 258-222-187 (Adapted 
Environment 197-172-146, Open Field 47-34-25, Controlled Environment 14-
16-16)---Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 4x4-
4x5s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT and 
OPEN FIELD Vine Ripes cartons 2 layer 4x4-5x6s mostly 8.95-9.95; 25 pound 
cartons loose 4x4-5x6 sizes mostly 8.95-9.95. Quality generally good.  
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 200-151-139 
(Adapted Environment 177-131-116, Open Field 23-20-23)---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices 5x6s higher, 
others slightly higher. OPEN FIELD AND ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT 2 layer Vine 
Ripes 4x4-4x5s mostly 7.95, 5x5s 7.95-9.95, 5x6s 8.95-9.95; 25 pound 
cartons loose vine ripes 4x4-5x5 sizes mostly 8.95, 5x6 mostly 8.95-9.95. 
Quality generally good.       
  VARIOUS US SHIPPING POINTS---Greenhouse shipments 19*-20*-7---No prices
reported. *revised.   
---TOMATOES, CHERRY
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 5-6-8---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Trading moderate for light supplies. Prices 
generally unchanged. Extra services included. Flats 12 1-pint baskets with 
lids 13.95. Quality generally good. 
---TOMATOES, GRAPE TYPE
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 61-59-53 (Open 
Field 51-48-45, Adapted Environment 10-11-8)---Movement expected about 
the same. Trading early slow, late fairly slow. Supplies heavy. Prices 
generally unchanged. OPEN FIELD and ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT 12 1 pint 
containers with lids medium-large mostly 5.66-5.95; 20 pound cartons 
loose medium-large 9.35-10.95. Quality generally good.
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 20-23-30---(Includes Organic 2-2-
2) Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally 
unchanged. Includes palletizing and cooling. Flats 12-1 pints container 
with lids 6.95-7.95. Organic 13.95-15.95. 20 pounds carton loose 11.95-
13.95. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 14-13*-11---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 
Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids medium-large ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT 
mostly 5.66-5.95; OPEN FIELD 5.66-5.95. Quality generally good. *revised
---TOMATOES, PLUM TYPE
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 234-174-202 
(Open Field 162-122-139, Adapted Environment 72-52-63)---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. 
Prices medium generally unchanged, others slightly higher. OPEN FIELD AND 
ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT 25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large mostly 8.30-
8.95, large 8.30-8.95, medium 8.30. Quality and condition variable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 132-108-110 (Adapted 
Environment 104-90-87, Open Field 27-17-21, Controlled Environment 1-1-
2)---Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late 
moderate. Prices higher. ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT and OPEN FIELD 25 pound 
cartons loose Roma extra large and large mostly 8.95-9.95, large mostly 
8.30-8.95, medium 8.30-8.95. Quality variable.     
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 53-51-58---Movement expected to 
decrease. Trading fairly slow. Prices higher. Extra services included. 25 
pound cartons loose Roma extra large mostly 10.95, large mostly 10.95, 
medium 9.95. Quality generally good.  

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